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Minikus -- Fred Minikus, 77, passed away at Kaseman Hospital on December 5, 1998. He was a member of the Lakewood, Colorado Elks Club, the Rio Rancho American Legion, and the Paradise Hills Golf Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna Minikus; daughter, Patricia and husband, Jack of Monument Valley, UT; son, Michael and wife, Vicki of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Joan and husband, Dennis of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Matt, Andrea, Jennifer and Amanda; and family and friends who will miss him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Presbyterian Hospice. Private services will be held at a later date. Direct Services, 2919 4th NW, 343-8008.
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O'caña -- Randy Allen O'Caña, 33, a resident of Albuquerque for four years, died Friday, December 4, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Margaret O'Caña; sister, Pamela O'Caña and husband, Leo Polanco, all of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy J. O'Caña. Mr. O'Caña was a brave and courageous person during his battle with Lupus over the past 17 years. His hobbies included working on his computer, cooking, and going to the movies. Mr. O'Caña was loved and admired by many and will be sorely missed. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Bob Lewis reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, with Father Francis Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Russell Brito, S/Sgt. Mark Roberts, Michael Hasty, Brian Martinez, Larry Martinez, and Lorenzo Olivas. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to time of Rosary. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, New Mexico Chapter, P.O. Box 35891, 87176-5891. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Oakes -- Thelma L. Oakes, age 67, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 2, 1998 at a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Roy R. Oakes; sons, Michael R. Oakes and wife, Lori of Yorktown, VA, John F. Oakes and wife, Nancy of Albuquerque; mother, Thelma Davis of Albuquerque; sister, Gail Saul of Dallas, TX; three grandchildren, Stephanie Lorraine Oakes, Kelly Michelle Oakes and Caleb Oakes. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 6, 1998, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 7, 1998 at Risen Savior Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with Father Baca as Celebrant. Richard L. Payne, Gordon Goddard, Ralph Strothers, John Bachechi, Richard Peterson, Daniel Kornberg will serve as pallbearers. Pat Walsh, Gary McCoy, Noah Kronberg, James Doyle, Warren Hitchcock, Tommy Dukes and Leo Collins will serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Padilla -- Placido Florian Padilla, 84, a resident of Tome, NM, went home to the Father on December 3, 1998. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome. He attended Los Lunas High School, where he participated in the sports he loved. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher who loved all types of music and spending time with his family. Placido loved flowers. He also treasured all of his friendships with his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis Roberto Padilla and Eloisa Ortiz Padilla; an 18-month old daughter, Ramoncita"Tita" Padilla; stillborn son, John; brothers, Vicente and Gabriel Padilla; sisters, Josephita Padilla Chavez, Dolores Padilla Montoya, and Dora Padilla Silva. Placido is survived by his wife, Crisanta, of 55 years, of the family home in Tome; children, Regina Padilla Griego and her husband, Ed, Matthew Padilla, Cecilia Magdelena Padilla Maestas and her husband, Ted, Fabian Padilla and his wife, Liz, Beatriz Padilla, Rita Padilla and her husband, Ely, Patricia and Carmelita Padilla, Ambrose Padilla and his wife, Jeanette, Eugene"Gino" Padilla, James, Mark, Adrian, David Lee, and John Roger Padilla, Andrea Padilla; grandsons, Bruce, Edwin, Jr., and Geoffrey Griego, Rodrigo Padilla, Jayme Placido Salgado, Reynaldo and Julio Maestas, Dominico"Mico", Jaime, and Jeremias Padilla, Vicente Padilla; granddaughters, Tina Griego Storey, Rhoanna Griego Austin, Cris Renee Griego, Ryan, Kathy Griego, Rebecca Griego, Raquel Padilla, Marisol Padilla, Celina Ervin, Alejandrina, and Monica, Padilla; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua, Jeremiah and Jacob Griego, Sean Padilla, Leanne Gutierrez, and Nancy Storey, Erin and Stephanie Griego, Christian and Cheryl Austin, Andrew and Nolan Ryan, Alejandro and Azalea Griego, Phillip Phillips; great-great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole; brother, Anastacio Padilla and family; sisters, Victoria Padilla Zamora and family, Consuello Padilla Baca and her husband, Lalo and family and Luz Padilla Garcia and her husband, Louis and family. Placido is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews from his brothers and sisters side of the family, as well as the nieces and nephews on his wife's side of the family. We remember with affection all of the deceased nieces and nephews who are now with God. We would also like to remember with love all of the spouses of his brothers and sisters both deceased and living, Jose Ramon Chavez, Gillie Silva, Pablo Zamora, and Benito Montoya. Two viewings will be held on Sunday, the first will be at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome. The second viewing will be on Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., also at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Tome Catholic Cemetery. Father Fiel will be officiating. Pallbearers will be his sons, Matthew, Fabian, Ambrose, Eugene"Gino", James, Mark, Adrian, David Lee, and John Roger Padilla. The family would like to invite everyone to the Juan Diego Parish Hall in Tome after the Funeral Mass to thank everyone and share friendship, love, and memories. Honorary pallbearer will be Jose U. Otero. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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Ramirez De Proa -- The family of Mrs. Maria Carmen Ramirez de Proa would like to thenk all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes; and a special thank you to Father Alberti, San Jose Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass; to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary; and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Risbon -- Dorothy M. Risbon, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died Thursday, December 3, 1998. She is survived by her daughters, Carole Mock and husband, Joe of Albuquerque and Vicki Clendenen and husband, Gary of Tyler, TX; granddaughter, Teri Henderson and husband, Chris; grandsons, Larry Clendenen and wife, Cyndi of Diboll, TX, Jason Clendenen of Austin, TX, and Don Mock and wife, Jan of Albuquerque; great-grandsons, Jeremy Henderson, Cody Clendenen, and Cody and Jason Mock; great-granddaughter, Heather Clendenen. Dorothy was a member of Riverside Church of Christ. Services will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Mark McKenzie and Pastor Will McKenzie, officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Gary Clendenen, Larry Clendenen, Jason Clendenen, Don Mock, Howard Mock, Chris Henderson, Jeremy Henderson, Cody Clendenen and Heather Clendenen. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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Scott -- The family of Walter R. Scott wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Services were under the direction of Garcia Mortuary. .DMP
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Berglund -- Elizabeth (Betty) P. Berglund, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, died Thursday, October 29, 1998. She is survived by her four nieces, Margaret Lawson, Agnes Hannahs, S. Lynn Gaffin and Emily Waddell; and two nephews, James C. Peabody and H. Stuart Waddell. She was a member of Harwood United Methodist Church. Mrs. Berglund retired as a Kindergarden Teacher. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at La Vida Llena Retirement Community"Carter Hall", 10501 Lagrima De Oro NE, with Pastor Linda Mizell officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Harwood United Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo Ave. NW 87107. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Caretto -- Rosary and Funeral Mass for Joseph Albert Caretto"Jo Jo", 51, of Gallup, NM will be held on Monday, December 7, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Donald E. Pelotte, and members of the Diocese will celebrate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6, 1998, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Rollie Mortuary, 401 E. Nizhoni Blvd. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park-Garden of Devotion. Joe passed away Tuesday, December 2, 1998. He was born August 12, 1947 to Albert and Anna Caretto of Gallup. Joe graduated from Cathedral High School with the class of 1965. He also attended the University of New Mexico before his interruption of service duty with the United States Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the Army, where he served with the Headquarters Company of the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, from February 1967 to February 1968. He received the Vietnam Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, The Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Devise, Sharpshooter Riffle Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1969 he finished his Army career at the White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, NM. On November 16, 1998 Joe married Anita A."Skeeter" Washington. Joe worked for Navajo Motors and Doc's Enco before joining in partnership with Rollie Mortuary. Joe belonged to numerous local and state organizations. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge, Croation Catholic Union Lodge #59, Gallup Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Principe Luigi Lodge #1, and The University of New Mexico Gallup Branch Ambassador. He was also a member of the New Mexico Funeral Service Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and the International Order of the Golden Rule. He served on the boards of Sunwest Bank, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, Chairman and President of the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial. He was a member of the New Mexico Amigos, where he served as past District Vice President. Joe was an avid fan of the Arizona State University sports, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Phoenix Suns."Go Devils!" He is survived by his wife, Anita A."Skeeter" Caretto of the family home in Gallup; daughters, Jodele Bobi Caretto of San Diego, CA and Brandi Jo Caretto of Scottsdale, AZ; twin sister, Joann Susan Caretto of Albuquerque. He is also survived by sisters-in-laws, Paula L. Ochoa of Albuquerque, Susan B. Husband of Gallup and Sally M. Hollow Horn of Kayenta, AZ; nieces, Barbara Georgitsis of Green Bay, WI, Debra S. Gutierrez of Gallup, Salem and Alice Hollow Horn of Kayenta, AZ, Brittany Gutierrez of Gallup; nephews, Justin Hollow Horn of Kayenta, AZ and P.J. Gutierrez of Gallup. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert (1964) and Anna (1981) Caretto; father and mother-in-law, Richard B. Washington (1996) and Pauline H. Washington (1987). Pallbearers are Robert Welch, Greg Plese, Harold Husband, Eddie Kozeliski, John Dowling, Pete Chiapetti, Chris Plunkett, Andrew J. Dominguez and Joe M. Plese. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Plese, Philip Gutierrez, Vasilios Georgitsis, Emerson Hollow Horn, Justin Hollow Horn, P.J. Gutierrez, David Husband, Darrell Husband, Carlo Duran, Curtis Fortney, Nick DeSantis, Dick Kauzlarich, Bob Fultz, Dave Whiteman, Louie Jaramillo and Ron Petranovich. For those who wish donations may be made to the Memory of Joe A. Caretto, Gallup Catholic School Foundation, 515 Park Ave., Gallup, NM 87301. Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Chavez -- Lucille E. Chavez died on Thursday, December 3, 1998. She is survived by her sisters, Jennie Guzman and Corrine Sandoval, both of Albuquerque and Aurelia Trujillo and husband, Joe D. of Santa Fe; brother, Edward T. Chavez and wife, Josie of Albuquerque; close and longtime friend, Carl W. Molden of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews. Ms. Chavez was preceded in death by her parents, Eduardo T. and Luisa Armijo Chavez; sister, Crucita Montoya; and brother, Julian Chavez. She was a native New Mexican and resided virtually all her life in Albuquerque. She was a hair stylist and worked at numerous salons in the Albuquerque area. She will be greatly missed by her immediate and extended family, as well as her many patrons. Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 7, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee NE, with Father Luis Jaramillo, Celebrant. Cremation will take place after the Mass. Pallbearers will be Julian Montoya, John Guzman, Peter Martin, John Myers, Eddie Chavez, and Joe D. Trujillo. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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